Story by Heidi Pool | Photo by Nina Lee
You’d expect the torches, and maybe even the fiery-eyed tiki spewing smoke from its gaping mouth. But it’s the health-conscious bar food that really excites. Those watching their cholesterol will applaud Chef Danny Paquette’s trans-fat-free fried goodies, like the rice-flour calamari on the Tiki Pupu Platter. The grilled sausage sandwiches can pack a spicy punch, so keep the light-as-a-feather french fries close at hand. Gourmet pizza (whole and by the slice), burgers, salads, and several vegetarian items round out the menu. With Happy Hour daily, DJs six nights a week, and a hip, picnic-style atmosphere, it’s easy to see why this place has been a South Shore institution since 2002.
American. Kihei Kalama Village, 1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei 874-6444. L, D, N. $